Re: Marijuana in sports
posted at 11/9/2012 1:45 AM EST
In response to notin's comment:
Making marijuana legal will be the death of the drug.
Now, there is leal money to be made in it. This means major corporations will get involved in order to cash in.
However, once, say, Keebler starts growing their own dope and pacakging in cute little bags with some stpuid little doped up elf on the front, then they will go and get all corporate on everyone. Time to cut costs to increase profit margins!! So they will start producing cheaper product with less THC, and the customer will not enjoy it so much.
And those dissatisfied customer will switch over to, say, Nabisco-brand marijuana, because they ran a massive marketing campaign by giving away cross-promotional bongs with pictures of Disney princesses on them, and they teamed up with Burger King to release a new series of cups featuring the manin characters of the animated film "Stoners in Space" or whatever.
But an angry Keebler will lash out like any cartel whose stock is plummeting on the Nasdaq like a Pedro Ciriaco OPS after 300 at bats (It is a baseball board, you know.) The reponse for Keebler is to start attacking Nabisco. Not so much with conventional weapons, but with shoddy 1970's style advertising, claiming their pot beat out Nabsico pot in a "national taste test," or some other claim, like Keebler pot gets you "70 percent higher", or some other claim that no one could ever disprove, due to the inability to measure highness. What unit of measure is that, anyway?
And with these major corporations wasting so much time in advertising and promoting and cost cutting, the product will suffer. Soon you will be much better off just going back to cough medicine, because legalizing marijuana is the death of marijuana.
(Full disclosure: I do not smoke. I also do not know if Keebler and Nabisco have any designs on selling legalized narcotics. But really, would it surprise anyone?)
It would be fun just to brainstorm possible brand names. For companies like Nabisco, they could break even with their marijuana sales and rake in the dough with the sale of accompanying munchies. Just imagine their in-store cut-out displays.